Recently I've noticed this issue with the OpenLayers plugin Google satellite layer where the imagery is dark and of a lower-resolution than it used to be.

I frequently use this imagery with information layers on top for presentation purposes - and recently noticed that the City of Toronto (Canada) is looking far worse than it did a short while ago. Does anyone know why this may be?

I've included a screen shot to better highlight my concern (notice that outside of the City the quality is how it used to be).

I am using QGIS Wien 2.8.2.

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  • Could it be that the Google satellite image was updated and it just happened to not be a sunny day?
    – Joseph
    Jul 10, 2015 at 9:18
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    Perhaps, however, the darker image is very noticeably lower-res. Seems unlikely they would update with worse quality...
    – user35127
    Jul 10, 2015 at 13:42


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